Fruits and vegetables contaminated with bacteria such as salmonella and E. coli now cause more illness than raw chicken or eggs. The contamination comes from the use of manure as a fertilizer or from cross-contamination in home and restaurant kitchens.

Precaution: Wash fruits and vegetables under running water use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry, fish and produce, and thoroughly wash countertops on which unwashed produce had been placed.

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